gad rgyangs wrote:
Chogyal Namkhai Norbu said that it doesnt really matter since when you example grow potato or rice, you automatically kill hundreds if not thousands of small sentient beings.
he also constantly says how karma begins with intent, and always gives as an example accidentally stepping on an insect without even realizing it, and feeling sorry afterwards. Intent to kill? 0
killing an animal deliberately in order to eat it (or letting the butcher do it for you)? Intent to kill? +1
and your logic goes wrong here that letting the butcher do it for you. the buyer probly in most cases dont even think about killing an animal, let alone to actually have an intent to kill it.
and the killing happens, we cant change it.
and it happens in growing vegetarian food, example the stuff that you buy from stores there are pesticides in those plants and fruits and potatoes and carrots and whatnot, and they use pesticide with the intent to kill the insects that could do harm to the crop. with the intent to eradicate those little bastards who do harm to our crop. and vegetarians buy that, but vegetarians dont have the intent to kill when they buy that.
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....
In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….